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Thomas Edison Gives a Demonstration of His Electric Railway at Menlo Park – 13 May 1880

On 13 May 1880, ‘the Wizard of Menlo Park’ (aka Thomas Edison) gave a demonstration of his electric railway to a few lucky passengers at Menlo Park. To mark the day, here is a newspaper report on the demo, which also contains some thoughts about what the future might hold for electric railways.  


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